Joseph Graziosi

November 22, 1930July 19, 2020
Obituary of Joseph Graziosi


Doane Beal & Ames

Joseph Graziosi, 89, of Centerville, MA and Stuart, FL, formerly of Waltham and Somerville, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to the late Rita (Aristea Kaloyanides) Graziosi (2016). Born in 1930, he was the son of the late Philip and Adeline (DiRico) Graziosi. His siblings Geno Graziosi, Corinne Hillis and Philip Graziosi predecease him. Joseph was the loving father of Corine L. Graziosi of Attleboro, MA; Joseph G. Graziosi of Centerville, MA; James Graziosi and his wife Donna of Attleboro, MA and John Graziosi and his wife Theresa of Waltham, MA. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren – Jason, Joshua, Jenna, Jonathan (Graziosi); Matthew, Harrison, Joseph (Sullivan); Aristea, Cory (Graziosi); Randy, Samantha (Wnuk) and 7 great-grandchildren – Aidan, Jackson (Graziosi); Avery, Leah (Graziosi); Hannah Mae, Lucas and William (Sullivan). His half-brother Albert Graziosi also survives him. Joe was born in Boston and raised in Everett, MA. He served in the US National Guard for 4 years. Soon after, he began his career with Lehigh Metal Products where he met the love of his life, Rita. In 1960, he decided to leave Lehigh Metal and start a company of his own, Electronic Fasteners based in Boston now in Waltham. Over the years, the company grew to be a staple in the industry. He was proud of his employees and what they had accomplished. He and his partners celebrated over 61 years in the business. In the ‘50s, Joe and Rita started to summer on the Cape, purchasing a home in the mid-60’s in Popponesset Beach and then in Centerville in 1972. When Joe retired in 1995, they moved full-time to the Cape and divided their time in Stuart, FL. Joe was a sports enthusiast and avid Red Sox, Patriots fan. He was an avid player with the Cape Cod Senior Softball League inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame and was described as an amazing softball player who often competed with players 10-12 years younger yet was one of the best players on his team. He always played with a winning attitude and always had a smile on his face. Joe also enjoyed golfing, fishing and vegetable gardening. With STRICT adherence to COVID-19 health precautions and social distancing rules, family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, July 29th, from 11-1 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601. Joe will be laid to rest aside his beloved wife Rita in Beechwood Cemetery, Centerville, MA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Cancer Society in Massachusetts To leave an online message or condolence, please visit

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